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    High sugar intake increases risk of pancreatic cancer by 51-93%


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    Thursday, November 09, 2006 3:52 am Email this article
    A high sugar intake increases the risk of pancreatic cancer according to a study from Sweden. Sweetened Fruit Soups or Stewed Fruit

    Risk associated with intake of sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit

    People consuming the most sweetened fruit soups or stewed fruit were 51 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.

     

    Sugar

    Risk associated with intake of sugar

    Those consuming the most sugar were 69 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.

     

    Soft Drinks

    Risk associated with intake of soft drinks

    And those consuming the most sugary soft drinks were 93 percent more likely to get pancreatic cancer than those consuming the least.

     

    Conclusions

    Conclusion : Sugar intake may increase risk of pancreatic cancer

    “High consumption of sugar and high-sugar foods may be associated with a greater risk of pancreatic cancer,” the authors of the paper concluded.

    REFERENCE

    Larsson SC, Bergkvist L, Wolk A. Consumption of sugar and sugar-sweetened foods and the risk of pancreatic cancer in a prospective study. AJCN. 2006 Nov, 84(5):1171-76.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Division of Nutritional Epidemiology
    National Institute of Environmental Medicine
    Karolinska Institute
    Stockholm, Sweden

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